Dec
06
2019
Yellow Springs
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Government Section

  • Antioch College closes this afternoon after ‘credible threat’

    Antioch College closed this afternoon after a “credible threat.” The situation was de-escalated by local police just after 4 p.m., and the college community received the “all clear” to return to campus around 5:20 p.m.

  • Traffic trial survey results— Most oppose street changes

    The majority of respondents to a Village survey on its temporary traffic project do not support making the changes permanent. At the same time, more survey respondents felt the one-way design on South Walnut Street made school drop-off safer for children at Mills Lawn Schools than didn’t. Those were some of the highlights of a Village survey on its three-week traffic trial, which involved several changes to downtown streets and parking areas.

  • Villagers testify on jail plan

    Yellow Springs residents made a strong showing at last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposed sales tax increase to pay for a new county jail.

  • Citizens review police actions

    An ad hoc citizen committee is reviewing a disciplinary matter involving two officers of the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • YS Schools welcome traffic experiment

    Nearly two weeks have passed since the temporary traffic change affecting Short Street and parts of South Walnut and Limestone streets came to an end.

    As the Village continues collecting information on the Oct. 21 through Nov. 9 trial, the News is looking at the origins and purposes of the plan.

  • Council closes in on 2020 budget

    Next year the Village of Yellow Springs is projected to bring in $13.9 million and spend $15.4 million, according to a draft budget Council considered at its Nov. 4 meeting.

  • Origins of the traffic trial

    The barricades and signs along Short, South Walnut and Limestone streets were taken down earlier this week as a three-week temporary transportation project downtown came to an end.

    The Village of Yellow Springs is now gathering opinions and observations of the traffic trial in hopes of deciding on a permanent solution for the area. An online survey closes after Nov. 23.

  • ‘Building a jail larger than we need’— Citizens give input at jail tax hearing

    Does Greene County need a bigger jail? And what would be the costs of operating a larger facility?

    Those were the chief questions and concerns voiced by citizens at last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposed sales tax increase to pay for a new county jail, estimated at a total cost of $70 million.

  • MAP: Traffic crashes in Yellow Springs

    Using data obtained from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the News created this map showing where most vehicle accidents occur in and around the village.

  • Charter change narrowly fails

    On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Yellow Springs voters narrowly rejected a measure to make several amendments to the Village Charter, according to unofficial final results from the Greene County Board of Elections.